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Broken Sword: The Angel of Death

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: THQ
Developer: Revolution Software

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'Broken Sword: The Angel of Death' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2006 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT

In Broken Sword: The Angel of Death, gamers once again take the role of unwitting hero George Stobbart as he investigates dark secrets from a long-forgotten history. Uncovering a nefarious plot reignites an age-old rivalry between the world's most powerful factions, and exposes a secret that they have secretly fought over for millennia. A secret that will ultimately lead George's latest adventure to a painful and bitter conclusion.

Get the Broken Sword: The Angel of Death demo off WP (350mb)

INSTALLATION & SET UP

Please note that Broken Sword - The Angel of Death does not support Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 95/98/Me/NT/2000.

1. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

PC MINIMUM
Windows(R) XP
DirectX 9.0c (included)
Pentium 4 1.4GHz
256 MB RAM
400MB GB free hard drive space
2x DVD-ROM Drive
128 MB Shader model 1.1 compatible video card*
Windows compatible sound card*
Keyboard, Mouse

PC RECOMMENDED
Windows(R) XP
DirectX 9.0c (included)
Pentium 4 1.4GHz or better
512 MB RAM or above
400 MB free hard drive space
2x DVD-ROM Drive or better
128 MB Shader model 1.1 compatible video card or better*
Windows compatible sound card*
Keyboard, Mouse

*indicates that device must be compatible with DirectX 9.0c.


2. DIRECTX(R) INSTALLATION
The Broken Sword - The Angel of Death launcher gives you the chance to update your version of DirectX(R) to the required version to play Broken Sword - The Angel of Death. Select this option if your actual DirectX(R) version is older than DirectX(R) 9.0c. THQ recommends allowing the installer to proceed with the DirectX(R) 9.0c installation, even if you think you may have 9.0c installed. Re-installing DirectX(R) 9.0c will not harm your DirectX(R) configuration. Broken Sword - The Angel of Death requires DirectX(R) 9.0c to play. If the correct version of DirectX is not installed by the time the game installation begins the installer will automatically detect this and update the DirectX version to 9.0c silently.

TROUBLESHOOTING:

1. VIDEO ISSUES

Broken Sword - The Angel of Death only supports the following shader model 1.1 compatible video cards. The latest drivers are required:

PNY Verto GeForce4ti 4400 128MB
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB
Asus V-9900 128MB
Diamond GeForceFX 5200 Ultra 128MB
ATI Radeon All-in-Wonder 9600 256MB
Nvidia GeForce 6100 128MB shared
ATI Radeon X850 256MB
ATI Radeon X700 Pro 256MB
WinFast PX6200TD 128MB
ATI Radeon 9800XT 256MB
Saphire Atlantis Radeon 9200 128MB
PNY Verto GeForce4ti 4400 128MB
Saphire Atlantis Radeon X800 Pro 256MB
Sapphire Radeon X1900 XTX 512MB
Saphire Atlantis Radeon 9100 128MB
ATI Radeon 9200 128MB
e-VGA e-GeForce 6800 128MB
Asus Xtreme AX XT600 128MB
MSI PCX 5750 128MB
WinFast PX6200TD 128MB
Nvidia GeForce 6600 128MB
WinFast PX6200TD 128MB
ATI Radeon X300 128MB
Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT 128MB
PNY Verto GeForce 7800GT 256MB
ATI Radeon X800XT 512MB
NVidia 7800GTX 512mb


For best performance and video quality, please make sure you have the latest drivers for your video card when running Broken Sword - The Angel of Death. If you have an ATI or NVIDIA video card, you can find drivers on their websites.

http://www.ati.com/
http://www.nvidia.com/

Broken Sword - The Angel of Death does not support onboard video cards. If you're using a computer with the video chipset on the motherboard then you may experience problems running the game.

For the latest amBX information, including available product and software updates, please visit http://www.amBX.com.

Known Issues

There is a known issue with ATI video cards that causes the framerate to slow down considerably when the mouse pointer is placed on the task bar during any action. Please update to the latest drivers for your graphics card as this may cure the problem.

If the company logos or intro video stutter on playblack, you can set a flag in the compat.ini file to fix this problem, The compat.ini file can be found in the installed game folder, within the system subfolder. Open the file up in notepad and change the m_bDisableFrameBuffering value from =0 to =1. Save the file, and run the game again as normal.

NVidia NView users, If resizing the window causes unpredictable results, for example the screen resolution sets to a resolution that wasn't set, you will need to disable nview for the game. To do this goto display properties (right click on the desktop, select properties), the select the settings tab, followed by advanced. Select the tab representing your graphics adapter, for example Geforce 7800GTX, select desktop management, and under the nview desktop manager section click disable. NB this may be slightly different depending on the type of graphics hardware and drivers installed.


2. SOUND ISSUES

Latest drivers required

Please make sure you have the latest drivers for your sound card when running Broken Sword - The Angel of Death.

Known issues

Following are the known audio issues and workarounds:

There are known compatibility issues with Broken Sword - The Angel of Death, which may cause the game not to function correctly on the Realtek series of sound chips. To resolve this issue, download and install the most recent drivers for this sound card. For more information about installing drivers for this sound card, visit the following Realtek site: http://www.realtek.com.tw/ . If the issue continues to occur, please upgrade your sound card.

For a temporary solution to the problem, we can suggest the following:


You may be able to alter the sound hardware acceleration if your sound card supports this feature. Please try the following:

1. Click on your Windows Start button.

2. Click on the Run Command.

3. Type in the white box "dxdiag" in lower case and without the quotes.

4. Click OK.

5. Click on the sound tab.

6. You will see a slider bar for your hardware acceleration - we recommend you reduce this to 'Basic acceleration' although you may wish to experiment with the settings and see which works best on your own hardware setup.

7. Exit the DXDIAG and try running the game again.

3. MOTHERBOARD DRIVERS

Broken Sword - The Angel of Death requires the latest video card and motherboard drivers to be installed, as there have been significant issues in recent, but not the latest, drivers. Please make sure you are running the latest drivers available for both your video card and motherboard.

Often motherboard drivers are overlooked when updating systems, and as a result most computers are running very old versions that simply do not work properly and may cause very noticeable slow downs and stability issues.

4. KEYBOARD / INPUT ISSUES

If you are having input difficulties please ensure you have the latest service pack for the operating system you are using.


5. OPERATING SYSTEM-SPECIFIC ISSUES

Administrator Privileges Needed To Install On XP. If you are running Windows(R) XP, you must have Administrator privileges to properly install the game. You do not, however, require Administrator privileges to play the game after it has been installed.

For information on how to change your user settings to obtain Administrator privileges, please refer to your Windows (R) documentation, or click the Start button and select ‘Help and Support’.


6. CUSTOMER SUPPORT CONTACT

UK

Telephone: ++44 (0)87 06080047
(national/international call rates apply)
(Mon - Fri 8.00 am to 7.00 pm, Sat 9.00 pm to 5.00 pm)

Online:
Register your game at www.thq-games.com

for FAQs and full online support

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AUSTRALIA

Technical Support and Games Hotline
1902 222448
Calls cost $2.48 (incl GST) per minute
Higher from mobile/publish phones

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OTHER

1. BASIC GAME CONTROLS (DEFAULT)

KEY FUNCTION
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Left Arrow Move Left
Right Arrow Move Right
Up Arrow Move Away
Down Arrow Move Towards

Left Control (hold) Run

Left Mouse Button Object Interaction / Select character move destination
Right Mouse Button Interaction options

Mouse wheel Cycle between Walk/Run stances (if enabled in the options)

ESC Bring up Menu Screen

(To bring up the Inventory menu move the mouse cursor to the top of the screen)


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